COLUMBUS, Ohio – Capital University`s men's track and field team faced off against seven teams at home this week in the Jessica Starks Open at The Capital Center, Saturday afternoon. With a collective effort and multiple top marks, Capital had a first-place overall team finish with 118 points.
Junior Logan Allison (Gallipolis, Ohio/Galia Academy) monopolized the jumps this meet sweeping the long, triple, and high jump. Allison pulled out an impressive mark of 2.00 meters (6-6) in the high jump tagging a personal record and tying Sam Roberts' 2010 performance that sits third on Cap's top-10 list. He also set a personal record in the long jump coming in at 7.00 meters (23-0), and then wrapped up his events in the triple jump with a 13.78-meter (45-2) jump for his third victory.
Junior Derek Knabe (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) won the one-mile run in a time of 4:32.64. Knabe`s new time cut his previous personal best down by over 20 seconds, and helped him escalate to third place on the Capital top-10 lists, overtaking Benjamin Herbert's 2013 time of 4:33.26.
The 4x400 meter relay faced a tough field of 10 other relay teams but managed to pull out a second-place finish of 3:33.00. The team included freshman pair Tim Trentel (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius) and Corbin Brown (East Sparta, Ohio/Sandy Valley), and junior duo Nicholas Santos (Annandale, Virginia/Falls Church) and Mason Trezise (Eagar, Arizona/Round Valley). Trezise closed a sizeable gap in the anchor leg of the event but was edged out by Bethany College by 0.21 seconds.
Senior long distance specialist Andrew Stroh (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson) set a personal record race time in the 3,000-meter run. Stroh ran a second-place time of 9:39.82.
Freshman Corbin Brown (East Sparta, Ohio/Sandy Valley) ran a notable time of 53.74 and Trezise clocked in at 54.51 finishing second and fourth in a field of 24 runners in the 400-meter run.
The Capital throws group continues to have an impressive impact on the team, taking home five finals spots between shot put and weight throw. Junior Jason Coon (Reading, Pa.) led the shot put this week coming in first place with a toss of 15.65 meters (51-3). Junior Colby Owen (Perryville, Md./Perryville) hit 15.35 meters (50-4), winning the weight throw with a toss well over one meter further than the next competitor. Myron Goldsmith (Columbus, Ohio/St. Francis Desales) and Fraser Smith (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Bradley) finished fourth and fifth in the shot put, respectively. The junior pair had marks of 13.60 meters (44-6) and 13.50 meters (44-3).
Smith, also made a splash in the weight throw with a second-place toss of 13.99 meters (45-9).
Host Capital University (118) ran away with a victory in the team standings. Cumberland University (101) took second place and the Ohio State Running Club (87) rounded out the top three teams.
The Crusaders are on the road again next week as they will compete at the Joe Banks Invitational, hosted at the ONU Sports Center (Ada, Ohio) on Saturday, Feb. 4.